November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

The Importance of Shopping Local

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 Shop Small • Shop Local • Shop Independent

Online shopping is often convenient; pajama shopping, I call it. But as comfortable as pajamas are, it’s important to understand that shopping local is necessary not only for our community merchants, but for our well-being too.  More...

Board Deadlocked on Subdivision

On Nov. 13, the Middletown Planning Board heard a Motion for Reconsideration on the request for Master Plan approval for a proposed subdivision off Mitchell’s Lane. More...

Revised Policies Raise Temps at Contentious Committee Meeting

After a 45-minute bout of committee infighting, the Newport School Committee was able to make progress on a number of agenda items during its Nov. 14 meeting. More...

NAACP Honors for Community Service

Every year, the Newport County Branch of the NAACP recognizes those committed to bettering the community and helping others. More...

Fun but Familiar Ride

FILM REVIEW

Like many film-goers, I usually shun remakes of good movies. What’s the point? One can make a case for remaking a flop, but a fresh take on a classic usually yields an inferior film. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, November 16 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Norey’s: 7-10 p.m., Dino Govoni Q’tet Pour Judgement: 10 p.m., Workman Song Speakeasy: 9:30 p.m., Tim Smith   More...

Around Aquidneck Island Gridirons

In a Division I football quarterfinal playoff game on Friday, Nov. 10, Portsmouth High School, the No. 2 seed from D-IA, defeated Barrington, No. 3 seed from D-IB, 15-0, on their home field to advance to the D-I semifinal. More...

Update: Salve Proposed Dormitories Delayed

Salve Regina University’s proposed plans to construct two dormitories, each housing 200 undergraduate students, hit a snag when the Newport Planning Board continued the matter to Dec. More...

Fall Recycling Day

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a recycling day for harder to recycle items on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon in Easton’s Beach east parking lot. More...

Grants Announced for Climate Change Effects

Efforts to improve water quality and prepare for flood prevention on Aquidneck Island and Jamestown were strengthened when the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced on Nov. More...

Volvo Ocean Race Sailors Arrive at ‘Doldrums’

As the seven teams approached the “Doldrums” during leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race, seasoned sailors were caught off-guard as they experienced untraditional wind conditions ranging from the “normal” five knots to 30 knots.&nb More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

From Sinatra to Gaga, Renzi Played with Legends

Every once in a while, a musician comes along who’s done it all. More...

Unified Volleyball State Champs

The Middletown Unified Volleyball team has made it to the finals the past four years, and consists of student athletes and partners all playing together. The competition can be fierce and the games can be exciting to watch. More...